Who we are
Social Rocket puts together social entrepreneurs, advisers and investors interested in making a difference through a social business venture.
What we do
Social Rocket helps to build the plan, build the team and raise the money for promising social businesses to form and grow and maximise social impact.
How we do it
We do all this with you for no fee and and take a share in your business. Just like a business angel – providing a ‘rocket boost’ to profitability and impact.
Crucially we place an equal impact on all three of these.
Who we support
We are looking for proper businesses that also have a social heart and a commitment to make a social difference as part of what they do.
To this end, our model is to do the following:
- Attract patient, socially minded investors to your business, who want both financial and social return in the long term.
- Find the specific additional expertise you need at Exec and NED level to take the business to the next level of success.
- Produce an ambitious plan with you and stay with you at least until it is fulfilled.
- Place you within our Social Club network of growth-minded CEOs and Founders.
What we don’t invest in
- ‘Traditional’ social enterprises that do not seek to grow or distribute profit.
- Charities where there is no opportunity to invest at risk.
- Businesses that put short term impact ahead of all other commercial goals.
What we get out of it
- We take a minority share in your business in lieu of any fee. It’s very straightforward.
- After an agreed period (3-5 years) we have the opportunity to sell the shares either to new investors, to the business itself or to you and your founding team.
Stepping Out Foundation
Alongside Social Rocket, through the Stepping Out Foundation we provide grants to entrepreneurs and social organisations in their early stages (registered charity number: 1146090).
So if Social Rocket sounds right for you, get in touch and we’ll have a natter. Drop us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org